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Since its inception in 2003, the SPIE Digital Library has provided the research and development community with vetted content that connects minds through its dissemination. It continues to enhance the content with personalized services that include reference linking, e-mail alerts, individual article collection folders for researchers, download activity tracking, and co-branding for librarians. Subscribers save valuable time, leverage 50 years of experience, and benefit from the largest database of photonics-related content in the world. Through the "e-First" publishing program, individual articles from Journal issues and Proceedings volumes are published electronically in the SPIE Digital Library as soon as they are reviewed and accepted, ensuring they are available for subscribers to use as quickly as possible.

SPIE is an international not-for-profit society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. Optics and photonics technologies enable researchers, scientists and engineers to help improve life.

Every day we see and use the results of light-based research and innovation. From LCD computer screens and smartphone cameras, to alternative energy sources and new methods for detecting and treating cancer, optics and photonics fuel some of the most exciting advances of our time.Optics and photonics technologies enable researchers, scientists and engineers to help improve life.

SPIE was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 188,000 constituents from 138 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. In 2013, the Society provided more than $3.2 million in support of education and outreach programs around the world.

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